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Asia’s Ginger Market 2019: UAE Is Expected to Be the Fastest-Growing Export Market

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  • From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by India.
  • The volume of ginger production peaked in 2018, and is likely to continue its growth in the near future.
  • The ginger production amounted to 2.7M tonnes in 2018, surging by 6.9% against the previous year.

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘Asia – Ginger – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the ginger market in Asia amounted to $3.2B in 2018, rising by 14% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price).

In general, ginger consumption continues to indicate a prominent expansion. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, with an increase of 56% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the ginger market attained its peak figure level in 2018, and is expected to retain its growth in the near future.

Production in Asia

The ginger production amounted to 2.7M tonnes in 2018, surging by 6.9% against the previous year. The total output indicated a strong increase from 2008 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +6.8% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the ginger production increased by +93.7% against 2008 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, with an increase of 24% against the previous year. The volume of ginger production peaked in 2018, and is likely to continue its growth in the near future. The general positive trend in terms of ginger output was largely conditioned by a strong growth of the harvested area and a modest increase in yield figures.

Imports in Asia

The imports amounted to 410K tonnes in 2018, going up by 4.4% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.3% over the period from 2008 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, ginger imports stood at $385M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Pakistan (93K tonnes), Japan (68K tonnes), the United Arab Emirates (47K tonnes), Malaysia (45K tonnes), Bangladesh (42K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (28K tonnes) and India (24K tonnes) represented the main importers of ginger in Asia, generating 85% of total import.

From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by the United Arab Emirates, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Japan ($103M), Pakistan ($83M) and the United Arab Emirates ($42M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, together accounting for 59% of total imports.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the ginger import price in Asia amounted to $939 per tonne, remaining stable against the previous year. The import price indicated a moderate growth from 2008 to 2018: its price increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the ginger import price increased by +25.2% against 2016 indices.

Import prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest import price was Japan ($1,513 per tonne), while Bangladesh ($279 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by India, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform


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